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Retired USAF Pilot is Speaking on Feb 11th

Angel's Truck StopQuarterly Meeting of the Oregon Chapter 8th Air Force Historical Society

Meeting Date is Saturday February 11, 2012

Beaverton Elks Lodge
3500 SW 104th Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941

Located off of Canyon Road (Highway 8) just East of Highway 217

See the chapter’s web site for the chapter for detailed driving information

Door Open at 10:00 for social time; meeting will start at 11:15. Lunch starts at noon followed by the featured program.

There is no cost to attend the meeting and it is open to the public.

PROGRAM: Lt. Col. Angelica “Angel” Pilato, USAF (retired) will be the guest speaker at the next Oregon 8th Air Force Historical Society meeting at the Beaverton Elks Lodge on February 11, 2012. Angelica joined the military in 1967 during the Vietnam War. When the war ended for the US in 1972 she was a Captain charge of the “O” Club – Officer’s Club – at Udorn Air Base in Thailand.

She took her collection of stories of her experiences from her years in the Air Force and turned it into a recently published book: “Angel’s Truck Stop, A Woman’s Love, Laughter and Loss during the Vietnam War”.  Angel’s Truck Stop is the nickname given to the officers’ club that Pilato managed at Udorn Air Base, Thailand.

“I was what the fighter jocks called a ‘support puke,’ which put me at the bottom of the military food chain. My job was to run the officers’ club, which provided for the morale and recreation of the officers.”

Angelica lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.


Udorn Air Base in Thailand

Lunch is available for purchase at the meeting for $13.00 which includes gratuity.

►Note! Call Tom Philo at 503-591-3227 ONLY if you are planning to EAT at the meeting – by February 8, so he can get a headcount for the lodge food preparers. You can e-mail him at:

About the 8th AFHS of Oregon

The organization is open to anyone who has an interest in World War II aviation. It is dedicated to preserving and passing on the knowledge of what the people in the Army Air Force units performed in air and ground combat over Europe, the Balkans, North Africa, India, Japan, and in Russia, during the Second World War.


Meetings occur on a quarterly basis. In addition to the program, floor displays, local aviation news, and museum news are discussed at the meeting.

E-Mail and Postal Contact Information:

Secretary 8thAFHS Oregon

Tom Philo
17502 SW Kimmel Ct.
Beaverton, Oregon 97007-6877

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